Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Test Manager was £51,250 in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Manager
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 147 172
Rank change year-on-year -20 +25 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Manager 10 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.33% 0.044% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.045% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 9
Cheshire median annual salary £51,250 - £47,500
10th Percentile £42,500 - £38,300
90th Percentile £57,875 - £61,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 2948 2201 3140
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.96% 97.17% 97.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2251 1886 2665
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Cheshire

Test Manager
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Manager in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Test Manager in Cheshire

Test Manager
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 5 £55,000 - 2
Test Manager
North West

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Test Manager job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) QA
4 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle
5 5 (50.00%) ERP
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (40.00%) Hyperion
6 4 (40.00%) Billing
6 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (40.00%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Line Management
8 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
9 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (10.00%) SOLID
9 1 (10.00%) DevOps
9 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (40.00%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) ERP
4 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) Line Management
7 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (20.00%) Resource Allocation
8 1 (10.00%) DevOps
8 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (10.00%) SOLID
8 1 (10.00%) Test Management
8 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Hyperion